Summary: Kid cousin to the Kodak ESP Office 6150 (and $100 less), they've got a lot in common--it's just as slow. Photos looked very good, even at letter size, with print speeds about or above average. The 2170 does offer some nice advantages, such as Kodak Perfect Page, the company's high-end scanning package, and wireless printing (including from a Blackberry).
Summary: The Kodak ESP 2170 is worthwhile if you run a small business and need a low-volume printer that can output high-quality snapshot photos, but bigger offices and Mac users should keep shopping.
Cons: The printer lacks double-sided printing and has a small LCD screen that hinders photo-editing functionality. Also, Kodak's All-in-One Home Center software works only with Windows, leaving Mac users without 3D printing or photo-editing features.
Conclusion: If the Kodak ESP Office 2170 All-in-One was being marketed at homes as a budget friendly photo all-in-one printer, I'd consider giving it an Editor's Choice Award. The photo and text quality was excellent, it offers creative features and easy to use software and the lowest total ink replacement cost, a distinction that matters to consumers who don't have as high of print volumes as an office or workgroup.
Pros: Excellent photo/text quality, Easy to use software, Creative features
Cons: Manual duplexing, Single rear fed tray, Slower than advertised print speeds
Conclusion: The 2170 is a quality four-in-one machine. If you’re in the market for just a printer, though, you’ll be easily overwhelmed with the options you aren’t using as well as paying far too much. It seems like Kodak banks on the 2170’s worth because of its cost-saving ink, but it falls a little short on other important functionalities, like document print speed.
Pros: Pic Flick app makes iOS/BlackBerry printing extremely easy, Photo prints (even lower-quality smartphone images) offer natural, rich color tone, Very simple setup process, especially connecting to Wi-Fi, Software UI is extremely intuitive for every skill level, Long-lasting, affordable ink cartridges
Cons: No simple photo-editing options built into the printer, Should support Android devices, 3D glasses should be included
Summary: The Kodak ESP Office 2170 all-in-one inkjet printer offers a stellar line-up of features and produces good-quality prints, whether text or images. Its running costs are low too, but its slow printing speed is rather disappointing.
Excerpt: Kodak's ESP Office 2170 falls squarely into Kodak's Office range. You wouldn't buy it to printer artwork or photos, but it provides a cheap way to knock out business documents. It can also do scanning and copying alongside general printing.
Pros: Easy to use; manual included; good range of range of connection options; reasonable printing costs
Cons: No good for artwork; slow printing times; overly dark blacks; old-fashioned two-cartridge system
Excerpt: La Kodak ESP Office 2170 n’a rien d’exceptionnel en termes de design, mais elle offre tout ce que l’on peut attendre d’ une imprimante multifonctions à jet d'encre à usage bureautique : un chargeur automatique de documents de 25 pages pour faxer ou copier les documents, un mode fax autonome, un lecteur de cartes mémoire multi format, un port USB compatible PictBridge et une connexion WiFi.
Pros: l'étendue des fonctionnalités, le prix de revient, qualité général des photo set du texte, wi-Fi intégré.